6.2-RELEASE em0 watchdog timeouts -- sometimes (w/ partial
mandrews at bit0.com
Wed Jan 17 19:16:35 UTC 2007
Jack Vogel wrote:
> On 1/16/07, Mike Andrews <mandrews at bit0.com> wrote:
>> I have a strange issue with em0 watchdog timeouts that I think is not the
>> same as the ones everyone was having during the 6.2 beta cycle...
>> I have six systems, each with two Intel GigE ports onboard:
>> Systems A and B: Supermicro PDSMi+
>> Systems C and D: Supermicro PDSMi (without the plus)
>> Several times a day, em0 will go down, give a watchdog timeout error on
>> the console, then come right back up on its own a few seconds later. But
>> here's the weird twist: it ONLY happens on systems A and B, and ONLY when
>> running at gigabit speed. If I knock the two switch ports down to 100
>> meg, the problem goes away.
> There are some management related issues with this NIC, first if you
> have not done so make a DOS bootable device, and run this app I
> am enclosing, it fixes the prom setting that is wrong on some devices.
> It will do no harm, and it may solve things.
> Let me know if it does fix it please.
No problems since running that tool almost 24 hours ago. Looks like a
fix. Thanks again!
Mike Andrews * mandrews at bit0.com * http://www.bit0.com
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